apple.news/A13TsUZhYQ7Go0pdSULHw7g If mosses, algae and lichen are threatened, the foundation of the Arctic, reindeer, will suffer.
apple.news/AIHv_vqlqTsqa9zk8UC_QgA Humans no longer have a demanding need for whale products. We have electric light, beef, and no-meat proteins. Whale bone and ivory have been replaced with synthetic materials that are safer to use. Whaling was always difficult and dangerous work. It was romanticized in fiction, film and song. The hunt took its toll ofContinue reading
The Root of All Ecological Evil My Big Man said one day, “Where do climate deniers think the carbon emissions go?” He described the earth’s atmosphere as a glass dome, such as a biosphere. If the inhabitants of the biosphere build fires, where will the smoke go? It isn’t going to pass through the glassContinue reading “Ecological Evil”
Serreze is a scientist. He has spent decades studying the Arctic ice. This is a book written in general science terms, accessible to the casual reader with a good science background. The above figure impressed me – in the time from the beginning of GPS surveys (1959) to an ASTER image in 2015, these iceContinue reading “Quick Look at Brave New Arctic: the Untold Truth of the Melting North, by Mark C. Serreze”
Polar bears, as a species and as individuals, are survivors. They live in a space all their own; where a polar bear goes, it is polar bear territory. As precious as a baby polar bear looks, it is growing into one of the most dangerous predators on the earth. In the far north, throughout theContinue reading “The Arctic Lives”